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Knitted Fabrics Market

Knitted Fabrics Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Knitted Fabrics Market by Construction Type- Weft Knitted Fabrics and Wrap Knitted Fabrics for 2021-2031

Knitted Fabrics Market
FACT2865MR
  • Jan-2019
  • List of Tables : 121
  • List of Figures : 93
  • 170 Pages
  • Consumer Goods

Knitted Fabrics Market Snapshot

With the growing demand for lightweight and high-quality fabrics, the knitted fabrics market is expected to gain momentum in the forthcoming decade.

According to Fact. MR study, the knitted fabric sales will grow at a healthy CAGR between 2021 and 2031, with new market entrants and emerging players constituting around 50% market share.

Weft knitted fabric will continue dominating the market as a result of its low cost, better elasticity and simplified manufacturing process.

APEJ leads the knitted fabrics market. Manufacturers in this region are shifting towards automation and digitalization of high-quality knitting textile. Within APEJ, China holds the largest share and is one of the leading exporters of the clothing industry across the globe.

Key Points Covered in Knitted Fabrics Market Study

  • Market Estimates and Forecast 2016-2031
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Impacting Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Knitted Fabrics Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016-2021 Knitted Fabrics Market Demand Outlook in Comparison to 2021-2031 Forecast

The robust growth of knitted fabrics market can be attributed to the growing demand for knitted fabrics in apparel and textile industries. Moreover, the introduction of Artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D technology is positively impacting the demand outlook for knitted fabrics.

As the world population is growing tremendously, the demand for knitted fabrics is on the rise. People are more inclined towards knitted fabric as a result of its lightweight, comfortable and cost-effective features. The demand for feather-light circular knit fabric has increased in the hosiery market.

Technological developments have led to the development of advanced knitted fabrics with high compression strength, anti-tear and flame-resistant features. Rapid adoption of 3D knitting machines has increased the productivity of the manufacturers.

Knitted fabrics are flexible and highly porous which makes them ideal for the adoption in various sectors such as automobile and healthcare. They are extensively used in the production of car seats, airbags, bandage, plasters, wheelchairs, medical mattresses and various other items.

The increasing use of high-tech medical textiles in healthcare applications is expected to create plethora of opportunities for manufacturers operating in the knitted fabrics market. They are adopting advanced printing technologies to enhance the texture and flexibility of knitted fabrics.

Similarly growing demand for ecofriendly fabrics and the expanding scope of advanced knitted fabrics across various applications such as sportswear and women's outwear are expected to drive the market further during the forecast period.

Leading manufacturers are launching more innovative and high-quality products using next-generation manufacturing technologies to bring a new dynamic to the knitted fabrics market. They have adopted various organic and inorganic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, advanced product development and collaborations to gain a competitive edge in the market.

For instance, in December 2020, Westex, a leader in dual hazard protective textiles, and Polartec, a premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions collaborated to produce flame resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) knit fabric.

In 2020, German-based Karl Mayer Textilemaschinefabrik GmbH acquired H. Stoll Ag and Co. KG., an established name in the flat knitting arena. The acquisition is aimed to broaden Karl Mayer’s product offerings including both warp knitting and flat knitting solutions.

Similarly in 2021, Karl Mayer launched new 4D-KNIT generation of warp knitted fabric. The new type of fabrics opens up previously unknown possibilities in design and product development.

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Nearly 50% Market Shares Held by Emerging Players

With burgeoning demand for knitted fabrics in the global clothing and textile industry, a mounting number of manufacturers are entering the market to capitalize on lucrative business opportunities.

These new market entrants and emerging players collectively account for 45-50% share of the knitted fabrics market.

On the other hand, knitted fabrics market leaders are aiming to gain momentum in the clothing and textile industry by enhancing their value chains on two fronts – automation and nearshoring. Stagnation in Western markets has consequentially resulted in new players entering the developing markets for knitted fabrics.

A mounting number of start-ups in the knitted fabrics market are adopting advanced technologies to introduce innovative fabrics and gain an edge in the knitted fabrics market.

In addition, small scale producers in the knitted fabrics market in developing countries are also benefitting from favorable regulations and low labor costs, making their way through the highly-competitive knitted fabrics market.

Notable developments in the knitted fabrics market:

  • A leading Italy-based manufacturer of high-quality knitted fabrics, Luxury Jersey recently announced the launch of two new fabrics for the luxury segment, in partnership with partner Fulgar – an Italian producer of man-made fibers. The company used Evo by Fulgar, which is a yarn made from castor oil, in combination with GOTS-certified organic cotton to manufacture these new fabrics. The company also announced that the two new fabrics offer a strong sustainable component in the knitted fabrics market, and can be ideal for women’s outwear and sportswear.
  • In February 2018, scientists at Texinov Medical Textiles – a French manufacturer of warp-knitted textiles, developed a knitted fabric using laser technology that can be used in treatments for skin diseases such as actinic keratosis, psoriasis, and acne with light.
  • Zaha Hadid Architects and researchers from ETH Zurich – a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics University based in Zürich, Switzerland – developed double-curved concrete shelled pavilion was made with the help of KnitCrete – a 3D-knitted formwork. This framework is claimed to have helped in saving material, waste, and labor for construction by simplifying the construction process for complex shapes.

The report provides information about knitted fabrics market structure, key financials, recent competitive developments, and financial share analysis of leading stakeholders in the knitted fabrics market.

The companies featured in the report include Guilford Mills, Gehring Tricot Corporation, Rebtex Inc., Macra Lace Company, Clover Knits, SAS Textiles, Damodar Menon International Pvt Ltd., Krishna Overseas, Jason Mills LLC, and William J Dixon Inc.

State-of-the-Art Technologies Sought-after among Digitization-driven Knitted Fabrics Manufacturers

Increasing growth of the textile industry has resulted in creating more lucrative opportunities, thereby attracting new players to enter the industry. This is leading to intensifying the competition in the knitted fabrics market.

Leading manufacturers are launching more innovative and high-quality products using next-generation manufacturing technologies to bring a new dynamic to the knitted fabrics market.

Increasing adoption of state-of-the-art technologies to bolster manufacturing of custom seamless knitwear apparels is becoming increasingly palpable in the knitted fabrics market.

Market leaders are completely digitizing their entire production processes to further enhance their business productivity and efficiency.

Technological assets, such as physical simulation software, 3D printing technology, and 3D design software, are likely to prevail over traditional manufacturing processes soon in the knitted fabrics market.

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Vulnerability to Damages – Prevailing Cost-intensive Concern for Knitted Fabrics Market Players

Knitted fabrics have been deemed more prone to damage than their woven alternatives, thereby compromising the utilization efficiency of the fabric in various applications.

Needle malfunction, mismanagement of machinery, or improper care during the fabric dyeing processes, are some of the aspects that increase the risk of damage during knitted fabrics construction

In addition, improper manual handling of knitted fabrics and inspection cuts lead to forcing manufacturers to keep an extra buffer for such damages. This is one of the leading causes behind high overall fabric costs, which is ultimately creating challenges for stakeholders to mitigate production costs.

Thereby, unavoidable spending on knitted fabric management and machine maintenance proves to be costly challenges for knitted fabrics market players to tackle with.

Medical Textiles – A Lucrative Application Area for Knitted Fabrics Manufacturers

Both, woven fabrics and knitted fabrics are commonly used in the healthcare industry as medical textile. However, textile engineers discovered that knitted fabrics are more flexible, highly porous than woven fabrics, and have loose and changeable structural design, thereby can be used in versatile medical applications.

The structure of knitted fabric can be altered and modified easily to suit variable requirements of several medical applications, which is boosting demand for knitted fabrics in the healthcare industry.

With growing awareness about unique benefits of knitted fabrics, when they are used as medical textiles, knitting technologies have emerged to be an integral part of the healthcare industry.

For example, warp knitting technology is becoming popular as one of the most economic technologies used to manufacture thermostatic textiles used in surgery to maintain patients’ body temperature.

The increasing use of high-tech medical textiles in healthcare applications is creating numerous lucrative opportunities for manufacturers in the knitted fabrics market. Leading market players are likely to adopt next-generation manufacturing technologies to offer knitted medical textiles that can suit various requirements of medical applications in the upcoming years.

Knitted Fabric Sales Spur as Manufacturers Emphasize Technical Performance

Owing to their soft hand-feel and characteristics to offer a perfect fit to the clothing, knitted fabrics find more demand and maximum applications in nightwear and lingerie collections.

Manufacturers in the knitted fabrics market are adopting advanced printing technologies to further enhance the texture and flexibility of knitted fabrics to suit the modern requirements in the nightwear clothing segment.

Apart from the offering knitted fabrics with rich feel, leading players in the knitted fabrics market are concentrating on improving performance characteristics of knitted fabrics.

Manufacturers are likely to alter their manufacturing processes to offer better performance characteristics of knitted fabrics, such as resistance to washing and rubbing, functional comfort, and significant saving on energy and greenhouse emissions, to expand the scope of knitted fabric applications beyond lingerie and nightwear segment.

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Definition

Knitted fabrics is a type of elastic textiles that are manufactured by interlocking yarns with the help of a pair of needles.

Knitted fabrics can be manufactured by two principal methods – weft knitting and warp knitting. Knitted fabrics are generally comfortable, lightweight, and can be made more easily and quickly that woven fabrics, with which they are often used interchangeably.

About the Report

The Fact.MR study is a seamless presentation of unique insights on how the knitted fabrics market will expand across the globe during 2021-2031.

The utmost objective of Fact.MR report on knitted fabrics market is to provide compelling insights on the demand generating factors, dynamic aspects, key product developments in the market, and overall market scenario of the knitted fabrics market.

The report includes the ultimate predictions about growth of the knitted fabrics market in terms of market size (US$ million) and market volume (tons) during the assessment period.

Market Structure

The Fact.MR report divides the knitted fabrics market into its four broad sub-segments – construction type, fabrics type, applications, and regions.

Based on the construction types of knitted fabrics, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into two main categories – weft knitted fabrics, and wrap knitted fabrics. Based on the fabric types, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into flat/jersey, purl fabric, rib stitch, and interlock.

According to the applications of knitted fabrics, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into Agrotech, Buildtech, Indutech, Sportech, Packtech, Meditech, Clothtech, and Geotech. Based on geographical regions, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ), and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

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Research Methodology

The Fact.MR report provides readers with exclusive predictions about the historic and recent development in the knitted fabrics market for the period 2021-2031. A unique methodology is followed while conducting a thorough research about the knitted fabrics market to conclude the growth prospects of the market.

The information featured in the Fact.MR report is acquired by following a unique and in-depth secondary and primary market research on growth parameters of the knitted fabrics market. Secondary research on the knitted fabrics elucidates the historical industry-validated data, facts and information about the knitted fabrics market.

Primary research is carried out to assess growth prospects of the knitted fabrics market, where market players, including manufacturers, industry experts, distributors, suppliers, and investors, in the knitted fabrics market are interviewed. The insights on knitted fabrics market included in the research study have been subjected to authentication and validation of data by seasonal experts and industry giants.

The unique research methodology followed in the knitted fabrics market report represents a robust approach to gauge the parameters portraying growth aspects of knitted fabrics market over the forecast time period.

Knitted Fabrics Market: A Comprehensive Presentation of Unique Growth Prospects

Fact.MR recently published a market study, “Knitted Fabrics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2021-2031”, which examines the important growth prospects of the knitted fabrics market.

The report provides detailed information on unique and accurate growth prospects of the knitted fabrics market to help stakeholders to make well-informed business decisions.

The market report presents in-depth explanation on how the knitted fabrics market will expand during the forecast period 2021-2031 with the help of industry-validated market dynamics that justify the claims made in the report by analysts at Fact.MR.

Various indicators of market growth, such as Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), value chain analysis, and supply chain analysis, are analyzed thoroughly in the report to understand how the knitted fabrics market will grow during the forecast period.

On assessing market-related facts, industry-validated data, and quantitative information associated with the global development of the knitted fabrics market, accurate and detailed information about the future prospects of the knitted fabrics market is presented in a comprehensive format in the report.

The report is divided into various chapters and segments to provide a systematic structure to the knitted fabrics market report to ensure the readers’ convenience and proper understanding of the reader.

Chapter 1 – Global Macro-Economic Indicator Assessment Outlook

This chapter provides detailed information about the global economic outlook and economic growth of the global textile industry.

The chapter also provides information about macroeconomic factors that are impacting growth of the knitted fabrics markets across various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Chapter 2 – Executive Summary

The report commences with the executive summary that provides quick information about the demand and sales of knitted fabrics in the global market. It provides basic information about the leading segments and regional outlook of growth prospects of the knitted fabrics.

This chapter also helps readers with important insights on lucrative growth opportunities for stakeholders of knitted fabrics market.

Apart from the summary of summary of key findings and statistics about the knitted fabrics market, this chapter also provides detailed information about the industry structure, mega trends, and market share footprint of key knitted fabrics product types and applications.

Chapter 3 – Global Knitted Fabrics Market Overview

Readers can find the comprehensive definition of knitted fabrics in this chapter along with its association with the chemical industry.

In this chapter, readers can find the definition of the knitted fabrics market, market introduction, and detailed information about the market structure.

Information about the global knitted fabrics market in terms of value and volume (US$ million & tons), which forecasts market dynamics through the period 2016-2031, is featured in this chapter.

The chapter also provides comprehensive information about business trends and operational trends that are emerging to be popular in the knitted fabrics market.

Chapter 4 – Key Success Factors

This chapter mainly focuses on trending features and claims along with promotional strategies adopted by leading players in the knitted fabrics market.

In this chapter, readers can find how multi-material option is epicenter of decision making and how manufacturers in the knitted fabrics market are adopting the ‘Hold the Old and Acquire New’ strategy for effective customer engagement.

Chapter 5 – Associated Indicators Assessment

This chapter provides value and volume forecast for knitted fabrics market to predict the market growth prospects during 2021-2031.

This chapter also provides readers with important information about leading manufacturers, providers, and suppliers in the knitted fabrics market.

It also provides detailed analysis on the value chain, including top manufacturers, raw material suppliers and competitors, macro-economic indicators assessment in various geographical regions, key decision support analysis, and other factors that are instrumental in shaping the knitted fabrics market.

This chapter also features analysis on market dynamics, regional pricing analysis, supply chain analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, PESTLE analysis, consumer surveys, and brand mapping for key players in the knitted fabrics market.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about important market dynamics, including drivers, restraints, and trends in the knitted fabrics market.

This chapter also includes information analysis on opportunity in regional spectrum as well as in the application spectrum, which can help readers to understand factors are boosting or impeding the growth of the knitted fabrics market, which can help readers to fathom important market dynamics.

Chapter 6 – Global Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis and Forecast 2016-2031

This chapter provides detailed information about the growth of the knitted fabrics during 2016-2031 in terms of value (US$ million) and volume (tons). Readers can find growth of various segments and leading sub-segments of the knitted fabrics market in this chapter.

The Fact.MR report divides the knitted fabrics market into its four broad sub-segments – construction type, fabrics type, applications, and regions.

Based on the construction types of knitted fabrics, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into two main categories – weft knitted fabrics, and wrap knitted fabrics. Based on the fabric types, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into flat/jersey, purl fabric, rib stitch, and interlock.

According to the applications of knitted fabrics, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into Agrotech, Buildtech, Indutech, Sportech, Packtech, Meditech, Clothtech, and Geotech.

Based on geographical regions, the knitted fabrics market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ), and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

The chapter also focuses on y-o-y growth of each segment and their market share comparisons in the regional markets for knitted fabrics.

Chapter 7 – North America Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis 2016–2020 and Forecast 2021–2031

This chapter includes detailed information about of the growth of the North America knitted fabrics market along with the country-wise market growth assessment in U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends, drivers, restraints, and market growth prospects based on construction type, fabrics type, and applications of knitted fabrics across various industries in the North American region.

The growth prospects of the knitted fabrics market in North America are presented in terms of market value (US$ million) and market volume (tons).

Chapter 8 – Latin America Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis 2016–2020 and Forecast 2021–2031

In this chapter, the most important growth parameters of the knitted fabrics market in Latin America are offered in terms of market value (US$ million) and market volume (tons).

Readers can find detailed analysis of factors, such as regional trends, pricing analysis, and key drivers, which are influencing the growth of the Latin America knitted fabrics market.

This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the knitted fabrics market, based on construction type, fabrics type, and applications, in leading LatAm countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and rest of the Latin American region.

Chapter 9 – Europe Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis 2016–2020 and Forecast 2021–2031

The information featured in this chapter can help readers to comprehend growth prospects of the market for knitted fabrics across the European region.

This chapter also explains growth prospects of the knitted fabrics market in Europe based on demand for knitted fabrics according to construction type, fabrics type, and applications in the European knitted fabrics market.

This chapter features detailed information on micro and macroeconomic factors that are instrumental in boosting or hampering adoption of knitted fabrics in European countries, such as EU 4 (Germany, France, Spain, and Italy), U.K., BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), and Nordic (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland).

Chapter 10 – Japan Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis 2016–2020 and Forecast 2021–2031

In this chapter, readers can find critical factors that are impacting the expansion of the knitted fabrics market in Japan, based on the leading market segments, during the assessment period.

This chapter also provides the overview of maker dynamics such as drivers, opportunities, restraints, and trends in the Japan knitted fabrics market for the forecast period.

Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on construction type, fabrics type, and applications of knitted fabrics in the country.

The growth parameters of the Japan market for knitted fabrics are presented in terms of market value (US$ million) and market volume (tons).

Chapter 11 – APEJ Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis 2016–2020 and Forecast 2021–2031

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the knitted fabrics market in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ) during the period 2016-2031. I

ndia, Bangladesh, China, and South Korea are the leading countries in the APEJ region that are the prime subject of focus to obtain growth parameters of the APEJ knitted fabrics market in this chapter.

Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on construction type, fabrics type, and applications of knitted fabrics in each country in the region.

Chapter 12 – MEA Knitted Fabrics Market Analysis 2016–2020 and Forecast 2021–2031

This chapter provides readers with the most important and leading regional trends, drivers, and market growth opportunities based on construction type, fabrics type, and applications of knitted fabrics across the Middle East and African (MEA) region.

This chapter provides readers with detailed information on how the knitted fabrics market will grow in the major countries in MEA region, including GCC Countries, South Africa, and Turkey, during the forecast period.

Chapter 13 – Competitive Assessment

In this chapter, readers can find thorough information that can help them to understand the competitive environment in the knitted fabrics market along with detailed information about leading market players.

This chapter also provides information about knitted fabrics market structure, key financials, competitive developments, and financial share analysis of leading stakeholders in the knitted fabrics market.

Chapter 14 – Company Profiles

The report features a list of market leaders and new entrants in the knitted fabrics market, including Guilford Mills, Gehring Tricot Corporation, Rebtex Inc., Macra Lace Company, Clover Knits, SAS Textiles, Damodar Menon International Pvt Ltd., Krishna Overseas, Jason Mills LLC, and William J Dixon Inc.

Chapter 15 – Disclaimer & Contact Information

This chapter includes all the necessary disclaimers. This chapter provides information about all the assumptions, acronyms used in the knitted fabrics market report to help readers understand the information with more clarity. Contact information can be found at the end of the chapter.

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With the growing demand from apparel industry, the knitted fabrics market is forecast to grow at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period

Growing population, changing lifestyle and increasing demand for lightweight and high-performance knitted fabrics across various industries such as apparel, textile, healthcare, automotive are some of the factors driving the knitted fabrics market.

Development of ecofriendly and flame retardant fabrics, adoption of 3D knitting machines and investment in IoT technology to improve production efficiencies and reduce cost are some of the key trends prevailing in the market.

Weft knitted fabric dominates the market as a result of its low cost, better elasticity and simplified manufacturing process.

The rib stitch type is expected to create an incremental opportunity of around 31.1 Bn between 2021 and 2031.

As per Fact. MR analysis, APEJ leads the knitted fabrics market, owing to the adoption of highly sophisticated technology along with the presence of leading manufacturers.

Rise in cotton prices is hampering the growth of knitted fabrics market.

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